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  1. New ironing board idea for my sewing room

    by , 05-21-2012 at 04:20 PM
    While reading a recent blog for turning an ironing board around to press fabric, I had an idea for a wider, squared off ironing board that could be left up in my sewing room. Why not cut a piece of pressed board to the desired size and bolt it onto a metal ironing board. Pad it with cotton batting, several layers and cover with any kind of 100% cotton fabric you want. A $40 board for just pennies. I will let you know how this all worked out. Thank heavens for ideas and DH to do the cutting. ...
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  2. New ironing board idea for my sewing room

    by , 05-21-2012 at 04:20 PM
    While reading a recent blog for turning an ironing board around to press fabric, I had an idea for a wider, squared off ironing board that could be left up in my sewing room. Why not cut a piece of pressed board to the desired size and bolt it onto a metal ironing board. Pad it with cotton batting, several layers and cover with any kind of 100% cotton fabric you want. A $40 board for just pennies. I will let you know how this all worked out. Thank heavens for ideas and DH to do the cutting. ...
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  3. Vintage singer machine

    by , 05-21-2012 at 01:18 PM
    Look what I found at a Garage Sale. I don't know anything about the old Singer Machines. So if anyone could help me out on this I would appreciate it. The serial number on the machine is AE060247. I do know that it was manufactured somewhere around 1935. I also believe this is the original cabinet. I am missing the cord, but the gentleman I purchased it from is still looking for it.
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  4. Stack & Wack or Kaleidoscope Tutorial

    by , 05-21-2012 at 01:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Greeter Eva View Post
    Does anyone have a good "Stack & Wack" or "Kaleidoscope" tutorial where you cut squares & use only the 4 squares? When I was in Harlingen, Tx. some 4 years ago a lady showed me this, but I forgot how she did it.If you prefer PM me. Thankyou. Eva
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  5. Graduation Quilts

    by , 05-21-2012 at 11:45 AM
    I was planning to make all the graduating neighbor kids quilts for their graduation. I made one this year and others in the future, but when my son got a card from two of the neighbors, they just put $5.00 in for him. Is it worth it to reward their children when the neighbors aren't as giving?? Should I just make a quilt for my graduating child and give the neighbors $5? Opinions please?
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  6. Block of wood makes a pin cushion!

    by , 05-21-2012 at 10:37 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Julie in NM View Post
    http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/05/sewing-tool-caddy/

    May look like a lot of work but so darn cute anyway!
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  7. Need help/suggestions for using eyelet fabric

    by , 05-21-2012 at 07:12 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by rosietx View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions. I wanted to maintain the 'white' of the eyelet so I used a lightweight interfacing. Once I get this quilted I'll post a pic.
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  8. Black and White Wonky Quilt

    by , 05-21-2012 at 05:50 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Julie in WA View Post
    I made this for my niece who just graduated from high school! I wanted to do something rather modern and fun; without knowing what colors she likes, I used my stash of black and white fabrics to create this quilt. And her name on the back makes the quilt reversable, if she likes.

    I used a tutorial found here: http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2...vin-on-up.html
    It was a quick and easy assembly. I quilted it on my Juki using my walking foot to create some straight line
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  9. Simple 3 FG French Braid Table Runner

    by , 05-21-2012 at 05:31 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy60545 View Post
    Someone PM'd me for the tute on the French Braid Table Runner & I had forgotten I had an even simpler one than the one I posted before. This one only requires 3 fat quarters to make. It's in .pdf so anyone can open it.
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  10. PFAFF Questions

    by , 05-20-2012 at 07:58 PM
    My son came into a PFAFF 332-6. I have been using a 38 year old Montgomery Wards sewing machine and found the PFAFF to be a beautiful piece of engineering.

    Since it is a 1950's model, does anyone have a breakdown of the various PFAFF's (built in Germany) model numbers and features, starting wtih the 332?
    What is the difference between the Hobby and Tipmatic machines?

    Is there some definitive source to find answers to these and other questions?
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